What's in a name? Glengoyne 18 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Glengoyne 18 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Hints of soft spice and dried peels. A little apricot, honey and vanilla.
Palate: Creamy custard and dried peels. Allspice, manuka honey and hints of butterscotch.
Finish: Creamy caramel and malt. Candied peels.
I first drank it in The Ablanach, a fine whisky bar in Edinborough. I like it because it has the slightly sweetish aftertaste I love in the too-expensive (for me) Balvenie 21-year-old. Good stuff at a good price!
24th June 2013